France international Olivier Giroud has stressed that he is not looking for a move away from Chelsea amid the ongoing speculation regarding his future. The World Cup-winning striker has been touted for a move to Marseille in recent days but he has now rebuffed the claims by citing his ambition to prolong Blues stay.
Speaking to Standard Sport, Giroud highlighted that he is ‘happy’ to ply his trade for the FA Cup holders whom he joined from Arsenal last winter. He added to indicate that he has a year remaining on his deal and would be willing to discuss an extension with the Blues, he said: “No, I am happy here at Chelsea. I just arrived a few months ago and am just starting to settle well. I still have one year (of my contract) to go with Chelsea, plus maybe another one. I’m going to discuss that with the club at the right time. There is no rush.”
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Ghana international Thomas Partey has admitted that he is pleased after Antoine Griezmann took the decision to stay put with Atletico Madrid. The France international was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona during the summer transfer window but ultimately, he has decided to stay put with the Capital outfit.
In response to this, Partey was pleased with the decision taken from his teammate and he is hoping to win more silverware alongside the Frenchman next season, he said: “Well he’s the best in our team and we are very happy that he’s staying and we looking forward to having another great season and go forward to try and push to the champions league final and try to win something in the upcoming season.”
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Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda has urged Eden Hazard to stay with Chelsea beyond the summer transfer window. The Belgian currently has a contract with the Blues until June 2020, but he has still been linked with a summer departure with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain said to be interested in his services.
Speaking to RTBF, Malouda highlighted Hazard’s importance to the west London giants, and believes the Belgian should stay with the club during their tough situation, he said: “Chelsea can give him the means to match his ambitions. It’s always when things aren’t going well that speculation arises. He needs to assume his status of leader at Chelsea or elsewhere. However, it’s a personal decision. Continue reading “Florent Malouda Urges Eden Hazard To Stay Put With Chelsea”
The agent of Thibaut Courtois has rebuffed speculation suggesting that the Belgium international has held talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a proposed summer move. A recent report from RTBF suggested that Courtois had spoken to Les Parisiens’ officials in London earlier in the week, and he could potentially push for a Blues exit at the end of the season.
However, any fears have been diminished by his representative Christophe Henrotay, who has stressed that any interest will have go through the Chelsea board first, he said: “I have never heard of that meeting. If any club is interested they know what they have to do – find a deal with Chelsea and then talk to me to check my client interest.RTBF is a small TV channel in Belgium and sometimes they like a little thrill to keep them alive. But their information is not correct.”
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Florent Malouda will be making an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport over his international ban. The former French international decided to make his appearance for the French Guiana national team. He has had no issues with regard to featuring for this team due to his birthright and also since French Guiana does not form part of the FIFA Association. After having featured in 80 games for France over an eight-year period, Malouda is regarded as one of the top players for the national team over the last decade.
However, he has been unable to feature for French Guiana in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup due to the use of FIFA rules by the North and Central American tournament. Despite this status, Guiana were able to feature Florent Malouda for the game against the United States of America last July. However, the game was forfeited and this resulted in Honduras getting a goalless draw. As a result of this appearance, Malouda was given a two-match ban by CONCACAF. The former Chelsea winger was also fined for his appearance and the same also was applied for Guiana Football League.
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Florent Malouda has had an illustrious career having played for Chelsea and Lyon to name just two and won a whole host of trophies including the Premier League, 3 FA Cups plus the UEFA Champions League.
He also represented France 80 times and his powerful, athletic style of play brought him admirers from across the globe but in recent times he has embroiled in an unlikely controversy regarding his international career.
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Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Ian Wright has urged manager Arsene Wenger to play Alexandre Lacazette upfront in the big game. The France international has been a huge hit in his maiden Premier League campaign with six goals in just 11 appearances.
Speaking exclusively to Premier League.com, Wright heaped praise on the performances of Lacazette and feels his predator instincts makes him an ever-present in the Gunners line-up, he said: “Lacazette I feel is a fantastic signing if you’re going to play him then play him continuously. Continue reading “Wright urges Arsene Wenger to start Alexandre Lacazette”
PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe has revealed that Chelsea were one of the first big clubs that he visited.
The presence of French-based players like Florent Malouda was a key factor behindMbappe accepting a trial with Chelsea when he was only 11 years old. However, the blues did not take up the option to sign him andMbappe has now become one of the global superstars. He has just made the switch from Monaco to PSG on a loan deal, but it will be converted into a £ 166 million permanent deal next summer. This would makeMbappe is the second most expensive player in the history of the football.
At just 18 years of age, he is regarded as one of the greatest talents who could go on and dominated world football for the next decade or even more. Mbappe says that Malouda and Didier Drogba were some of the French speaking players who helped him during his trial at Chelsea. Continue reading “Kylian Mbappe Speaks about Influence of Florent Malouda at Chelsea”
The Former Chelsea and Olympique Lyon star, Florent Malouda has won Champions League, English Premier League and also France Ligue 1 titles.
He has featured in the biggest match of all, the World Cup final, yet the Frenchman planned to re-start his international career with his native French Guiana, which was making a surprising Gold Cup debut. Continue reading “MALOUDA TO FORFEIT GOLD CUP PLAYOFF”
Chelsea former star FlorentMalouda is set to star for his land of birth when French Guiana faces Jamaica on Thursday June 22nd.
The venue is Stade Pierre Aliker in Fort-de-France where both sides would meet or the Scotia Bank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup last four.
The 37-year old is an established star after years at Stamford Bridge playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world. He played for the French national team twice. He featured in Germany 2006 where Les Bleus reached the finals – before the Zinedine Zidane moment and Italy’s subsequent triumph. Malouda also featured in South Africa 2010 where the world gathered for the first time in African soil.
Malouda also worked for perennial French champs Lyon where he won multiple titles playing top level football. The player even won the prestigious Champions League with Chelsea. He believes returning to play in the Caribbean is his response to a higher calling.
“I was born and raised in Cayenne, French Guiana, and I left when I was 15 to go to a football academy in France and everybody knows me because I played with the French national team,” the player said ahead of the semifinal clash. Continue reading “FLORENT MALOUDA TO FEATURE FOR LAND OF HIS BIRTH”